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Columbia University Business School Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate

March 2020
Alumni in the Media

Real Estate Alumni in the Media  

Here is what your fellow Columbia Business School Real Estate Alumni have been doing recently. If you don’t see your news mentioned, please let us know.

Tom DeRosa ’88

Welltower CEO: Coronavirus Outbreak Could Show Value of Senior Care Communities

Though the senior living industry is bracing for the challenges posed by a potential coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19 could show the value of senior housing communities that are well-equipped to care for those who are infected and mitigate a wider spread, Welltower CEO Tom DeRosa suggested. “We’re one of the few industries that is talked about how flu impacts us. I don’t think many companies have had to confront this and been asked to quantify what the impact of flu is going to be on their business,” DeRosa said.

Senior Housing News

Brian Steinwurtzel ’04

Buy Low: GFP’s Brian Steinwurtzel Sets His Sights on FiDi

Real estate might be in Brian Steinwurtzel’s blood—as a member of the legendary Gural family (he’s Aaron Gural’s grandson and Jeff Gural’s nephew)—but it wasn’t always his first career choice. The 42-year-old is now the co-CEO at GFP Real Estate, one of the most rapidly expanding landlords in the city, with a portfolio stretching into the millions of square feet.

Commercial Observer

Quentin Reynolds ’02

The Davis Companies Promotes Quentin Reynolds to Chief Investment Officer

The Davis Companies, a Boston-based real estate investment, management and development firm, announced the promotion of Quentin Reynolds to the position of Chief Investment Officer, succeeding Jonathan Davis, the founder and CEO of the firm.

Boston Real Estate Times

Geoff Goldstein ’07

Triangle Equities, Township Capital and L&B Realty Advisors Close $87 Million

“It was an absolute pleasure working with such a dynamic development team at Triangle Equities. Terminal Logistics Center will be one of the first multistory industrial developments on the East Coast,” said Geoff Goldstein, senior director at JLL. “The facility is strategically positioned to capture the pent-up tenant demand for modern logistics space in the JFK Airport market.”

New York Real Estate Journal

David Sherman ’82

Real Estate Investing Q&A with David Sherman

We recently sat down with David Sherman, the co-director of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia Business School, to discuss the challenges and opportunities in real estate investing, recent technological trends he’s seeing in the industry, and why there’s a need for better education in this complex asset class.

ABA Banking Journal

Jonathan Wasserstrum ’12

5 Most Popular Innovation Stories in Houston this Week

SquareFoot, which was founded by Houston native Jonathan Wasserstrum in 2011, has launched in Houston following the closing of a $16 million series B funding round led by Chicago-based DRW VC. The company uses tech tools—like a space calculator and online listings to help users find the right office space quicker and easier than traditional methods.


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